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- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 82.90
More than a quarter of century after the end of the war in 1975, the Lao leadership is still in search for a compelling nationalist narration. Its politics of culture and representation appear to be caught between the rhetoric of preservation and the desire for modernity. Meanwhile, originating from the periphery where ethnic minorities had hitherto... more...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45
Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Laotian society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.99
With over three million copies in print, CultureShock!is a bestselling series of culture and etiquette guides covering countless destinations around the world. For anyone at risk of culture shock, whether a tourist or a long-term resident, CultureShock!provides a sympathetic and fun-filled crash course on the do's and don'ts in foreign cultures.... more...
- Rough Guides 2013; US$ 20.99
The Rough Guide to Laos is the perfect companion for travelling around this fascinating southeast Asian country, whether you want to follow the well-trodden route along the Mekong, or blaze your own trail. The extensive coverage of Laos stretches from the remote mountainous north to the sleepy south, with comprehensive information on border crossings,... more...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 35.00
The Lao discusses culture and village life in Laos, exploring topics of kinship and family, gender relations, households, religion, livelihood strategies, and ethnicity. In particular, the effects of recent development projects on the relative power of men and women in rural Lao society, and the responses of women to those changes, are highlighted.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 127.99
The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects-traces Laos' history and provides a compass for... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
Part of the "CultureShock!" series, this guide offers travellers who are looking to understand the countries they are visiting: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; and, linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business. more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 34.95
The major international recognition of a World Heritage Site designation can bring important preservation efforts and a wealth of tourist dollars to an impoverished area—but it can also have destructive side effects. In a revealing study with lessons for tourism and preservation projects around the world, this book examines the redevelopment... more...